St. Joseph’s boys tennis team has a chance to share top billing in the Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference tournament. The Bears still have one match to go after play ended on Saturday, and are currently tied for second place with Portage Northern and Portage Central at 18 points. 

No. 1 singles player Ryan Okonski is scheduled to play his final match on Monday where he will face the No. 1 seed from Mattawan. If he wins, St. Joseph will tie with Battle Creek Lakeview for first place. 

Okonski went undefeated Saturday, defeating opponents from Portage Northern, and Lakeview. Other winners from St. Joseph include No. 3 doubles pair Dylan Olson and Kaelb Parrett, and No. 4 doubles Steven Market and Will Christi.

Team scores with one match remaining — 1. BC Lakeview 19, 2. (tie) St. Joseph, Portage Northern, Portage Central 18, 5. Mattawan 13, 6. Gull Lake 11, 7. Lakeshore 9, 8. Kalamazoo Central 6, 9. Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 5, 10. Niles 2, 11. BC Central 0.

River Valley Invitational

Dowagiac d. Cassopolis 25-19, 25-23

Cassopolis d. Michigan Lutheran 25-16, 25-17

Dowagiac d. Bridgman 25-20, 25-18

Michigan Lutheran d. Berrien Springs 25-18, 25-17

Dowagiac d. Watervliet 25-12, 25-17

Pool play — Michigan Lutheran 3-3, Bridgman 6-0, Dowagiac 2-2, Watervliet 3-3.

Dowagiac — Riley Stack 9 assists, 1 kill, 1 dig, 1 block; Kelsey Crocekr 8 assists, 27 kills, 5 aces, 40 digs, 5 blocks; Megan Davis 22 kills, 8 aces, 45 digs; Jenna Davis 21 kills, 7 aces, 14 digs, 6 blocks; Amiyah Smith 1 assist, 30 kills, 3 aces, 37 digs, 8 blocks; Anna Dobberstein 1 assist, 4 digs; Grace Clark 2 kills, 3 aces, 44 digs; Mekenna Gaideski 1 assist, 1 dig; Allie Conner 4 kills, 6 digs; Madison Potter 6 kills, 4 digs, 4 blocks; Jesse Hulett 61 assists, 4 kills, 3 aces, 24 digs, 2 blocks. 

Bridgman — Lily Badger 3 aces, 57 assists, 31 digs; Haylee Kanous 3 kills, 10 digs; Priscilla Brinker 2 aces, 5 kills, 2 blocks, 6 digs; Haley Goff 6 aces, 52 kills, 9 assists, 3 blocks, 43 digs; Summer Janes 3 aces, 10 kills, 1 block, 37 digs; Hannah Lundin 1 kills, 1 block; Madelyn Owmen 5 aces, 1 kill, 33 digs; Jenna Henderson 3 kills; Hannah Johnson 2 digs, 1 kill. 

Michigan Lutheran — Mara Rugen 21 kills, 2 blocks, 41 digs, 3 assists, 4 aces; Maria Rush 8 kills, 37 digs, 2 assists, 5 aces; Belle Gallagher 12 kills, 9 digs, 20 assists, 4 aces; Hailey Conrad 9 digs, 24 assists, 1 ace; Abby Harris 8 kills, 5 digs, 3 aces; Holly Schlutt 43 digs; Rebecca Hisle 2 kills, 2 digs, 1 block; Brooke Gurlack 3 kills, 1 block, 2 digs, 2 assists; Claire Burkhouse 5 kills, 4 digs, 2 aces.

Watrervliet — Grace Smith 36 digs, 2 assists, 1 kill, 2 aces; Mikalah Clay 20 digs, 38 assists, 8 kills, 4 aces; Elaine Koshar 20 kills, 1 assist, 8 blocks; Emma Armstrong 15 digs, 14 kills, Caylee Simons 15 digs, 1 kill, 1 ace; Susanna Van Lente 6 kills, 9 digs, 1 block, 9 aces; Brionna Myers 5 digs, 4 assists, 3 kills; Tekoa Marshall 5 digs, 4 assists, 3 kills; Emma Yazel 2 kills.

Records — Michigan Lutheran 8-10-5, Bridgman 14-10-3, Dowagiac 14-10.

Pool play — Buchanan 2-2, St. Joseph 2-2. 

Buchanan — Ali McClaran 17 kills, 20 digs, 1 ace, 1 block, 6 assists; Katie Schau 12 kills, 9 digs, 4 aces, 3 blocks, 44 assists; Megan Adkerosn 9 kills, 25 digs, 4 aces, 4 assists; Jade Jewell 6 kills, 2 blocks; Claire Shelton 2 kills; Kayline Rogers 2 kills; Kylie Boiler 5 kills; Alea Fisher 18 digs, 3 aces; Lauren Strefling 8 digs. 

St. Joseph — Carolyn Turak 5 kills, 2 aces, 10 digs; Kate Gersonde 1 kill, 1 assist, 17 digs; Sydney Briney 22 kills, 5 assists, 6 aces, 25 digs; Ainsley Hegg 4 kills, 13 assists, 1 ace, 6 digs, 2 blocks; Karly Kaler 9 kills, 44 assists, 12 digs, 1 block; Amanda Schoudt 10 kills, 2 digs, 1 block; Morgan Champion 1 kill; Alaina Hughes 1 assist, 5 digs; Taylor Valdes 4 digs; Avery Burnette 1 ace, 3 digs; Liam Hodgson 20 kills, 7 digs, 2 blocks; Symone King 1 kill, 1 block; Gabie Maxim 5 kills, 1 block.

Record — Buchanan 10-18-1.

Bronson d. Edwardsburg 19-25, 25-22, 15-10

Bronson d. Niles 25-22, 8-25

Edwardsburg d. Onsted 26-24, 25-14

Niles d. Sturgis 25-19, 25-17

Bronson d. Edwardsburg 25-21, 24-26, 15-12

Pool play — Niles 1-2, Edwardsburg 2-0. 

Niles — Abiie Harpenau 36 kills, 3 blocks; Nikki Nate 26 kills, 6 blocks, 21 digs; Taylor Bailey 16 kills; Zoie Appleberry 14 kills, 2 blocks, 5 digs; Marika Ruppart 8 kills; Rachel Bowman 5 kills, 1 block; Emelyn Tucker 18 digs, 31 assists; Bianca Pickens 28 digs, 39 assists. 

Edwardsburg — Megan Gallagher 49 digs, 8 aces; Claire Alby 120 assists, 25 digs, 7 kills, 2 blocks, 4 aces; Skye Leach 43 kills, 50 digs, 2 blocks, 4 aces; Brooke Allen 34 kills, 21 digs, 3 blocks, 6 aces; Jocelyn Hack 29 kills, 7 digs, 10 blocks, 4 aces. 

Record — Niles 16-17-2, Edwardsburg 21-5. 

Brandywine 46, North Daviess 14

BR — Jordan Abrams 6 run (Bryce Taberski kick), 7:10

ND — Malone 4 run (Robinson kick), 0:17

BR — Robert Gordon 17 run (Taberski kick), 7:01

ND — Lamson 6 pass from Combess (Robinson kick), 0:53

BR — Shane Brown 45 pass from Abrams (Taberski kick) 0:26

BR — Gordon 2 run (kick failed), 9:08

BR — Abrams 2 run (pass failed), 3:30

BR — Abrams 9 run (run failed), 0:31

BR — Connor Janowiak 1 run (Taberski kick), 5:01

Rushes-yards 42-356 49-175

Kickoff returns 2-37 8-188

Penalties-yards 4-35 6-55

Rushing — Brandywine: Gordon 18-206, Abrams 18-142. North Daviess: Owens 25-136. 

Receiving — Brandywine: Brown 4-83-1. 

Passing — Brandywine: McLane 5-4-0. 

Tackles — Brandywine: Abrams 6, Gabe Gouin 5, Brock Prenkert 5.

Record — Brandywine 4-2. 

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